Last we heard from the Scarlet Witch casting camp things were not 100% no take backsies certain that Elizabeth Olsen was in the role, but now there’s official confirmation. At least, unless somebody’s been misinforming Samuel L. Jackson, and I think we all know how unlikely that eventuality is.
In August, Elizabeth Olsen‘s people were in final negotiations for her to take the role of the mutant Scarlet Witch, representing the first appearance of a character associated in any way with the X-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Final negotiations” is basically Hollywood talk for “definitely going to take the role,” but if anyone was looking for more confirmation than that, they’ve got it.
Samuel L. Jackson spoke to the Wall Street Journal about his recent post-credits cameo on Agents of SHIELD, and slipped in a mention of the actress:
I don’t think we begin shooting [Age of Ultron] before March of next year. I know we’re shooting in London, that James Spader is Ultron and going to be the bad guy, and that we added Ms. [Elizabeth] Olsen [who will play the Scarlet Witch], but I don’t know what she’s doing, if she’s on the inside or the outside. I haven’t seen a script.
So there you have it, folks, Elizabeth Olsen is definitely our Scarlet Witch, and Samuel L. Jackson knows barely any more about the film than we do. That said, he’s probably not wrong. He’s Samuel L. Jackson.
(via Comics Beat.)